Mount de Sales Academy

  • An independent Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school, we have been located on one of historic Macon's highest hills since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1876.
  • We continue to be faithful to our mission of educating young men and women of all cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds.
  • Mount de Sales continues to be the leading school for National Merit Semifinalists in the region.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1876
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1992

Student Body

Total Students610 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Mount de Sales Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, Government & Politics, Psychology, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Lands End)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,825
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
86%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAshley Griffin

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseRiflery,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Bowl, Art Competition Club, Builders Club, Cavalier Ambassadors, Chess Club, Computer Generated Animation, Cricket Club, Cyber Athletes League, Debate, Environmenal Club, Environmental Club, Faith Sharing Group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Garden Club, Guitar Club, History Club, Interact Club, International Club, Key Club, Math Club, Mercy Squad, Natl, Natl Jr Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympics

School Notes

  • Mount de Sales Academy [est. 1876], an independent Catholic school sponsored and inspired by the Sisters of Mercy, is a diverse college-preparatory community of learners-students and teachers alike-who are poised to discover, challenged to innovate, and motivated to serve.
  • Poised to Discover: Students are poised to discover their talents and to seek knowledge during their journey here. Opportunities for discovery include the Diploma Endorsement Program, where students are immersed in any one of six academic concentrations; the Senior Transition Experience Program (STEP) with Navicent Health, where students delve into multiple facets of health care; and engaging exploratory courses and a variety of clubs that allow students to find their niche.
  • Challenged to Innovate: Students are challenged to innovate as they apply their knowledge to create solutions to real world problems. LEGO Robotics club members are tasked with building and programming robots to solve issues; Mock Trial teams sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills as they craft case arguments; and STEM course students research, design, build, test, and redesign projects based in science, technology, and math.
  • Motivated to Serve: Students are motivated to serve through the Mercy in Action program, which incorporates the philosophy of servant leadership. Community outreach is at the heart of the Mercy mission and opportunities are plentiful. To name a few, Cavaliers work with Rebuilding Macon to freshen up old houses with paint, repairs, and a lot of TLC; prepare and serve meals to patrons at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church food pantry; and hand-knit hats for cancer patients at the Central Georgia Cancer Center.

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The average private school tuition in Macon, GA is $7,651 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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